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Howick Village Optometrists

Optometry Service


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


For over fifty years Howick Village Optometrists has earned the trust of thousands of loyal customers. We feel that ocular health is as important as visual assessment, which is why we allow up to 45 minutes for our eye examination.

We employ New Zealand trained and registered optometrists, all of whom have their ocular therapeutic qualification as well.

Today we supply one of New Zealand's largest ranges of eyewear, including the latest designer spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses and accessories. The secret of our success is we take the time to really listen to our customers so they receive the right eyewear.

If your arms aren't long enough anymore or your vision is a bit fuzzy, call in and see us for all your optical requirements. We'll find the solution that's right for you.

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Dispensing Opticians


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Wed8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Vision Testing (acuity, refraction errors and field of vision tests)

During an eye test you are assessed for different things. A Snellen chart, which contains rows of letters starting with one huge letter then groups of letters getting progressively smaller,…


Retinal & Fundus Photography

During an eye test optometrists routinely take a photograph of the back of each of your eyes. These images are transferred to a computer and are filed in your electronic…


Glaucoma Screening

Optometrists are able to detect early signs of glaucoma even before you are aware of any symptoms. They are specifically looking for changes when doing the health check part of…


Visual Field Testing

A visual field establishes how good your peripheral vision (PV) is. This is what you see above and below and to the side when you are looking straight ahead. Generally…


Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) can be detected by systematic retinal screening. Diabetes retinal screening is funded by the DHB and some optometrists are contracted to provide the service in the community.…


Colour Vision Testing

Colour vision is tested using Ishihara plates, named after Shinobu Ishihara a Japanese ophthalmologist who created a simple test to detect colour blindness in 1918. His test remains the gold…


Eye Injuries

Eye injuries can range from relatively minor, for instance getting dish washing liquid in your eye, to penetrating injuries with a sharp object like scissors leading to blindness. Optometrists deal…


Children’s Vision Testing

It is vital children have their eyes tested early to screen for abnormalities. If there are problems like strabismus, where eyes are misaligned, or amblyopia, commonly called a lazy eye,…


Occupational Testing

Anyone wishing to join the New Zealand Police needs to pass a special eye test conducted by a registered practitioner. Potential police officers are tested for unaided sight and they…


Drivers Licence Testing

This includes testing for visual field as you need to meet a certain standard to be able to drive safely. There is a screening tool and a full test. The…



Frames: there is a baffling range of spectacle frames available in most optical outlets. They are made in many shapes, sizes, colours and materials. They are also made for different…


Eye Health Examinations

During an eye test optometrists routinely examine the internal and external structures of your eye. The optometrist will look into your eye by shining a light source through your pupil…


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical signal acquisition and processing method which is used to obtain detailed images from within the retina. For more information on this leading edge…


Irlen Screening

CAA Testing

Police Level 1 and 2 Testing

Contact Details

94 Picton Street, Howick

East Auckland

94 Picton Street

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Street Address

94 Picton Street

Postal Address

PO Box 38 163
Auckland 2145

This page was last updated at 3:03PM on December 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Howick Village Optometrists.